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Mercer Weekly Construction Preview for September 30-October 6

Moving forward with our Mercer Corridor Project (East Phase) work, this week our construction crews will continue with underground utility improvements near Valley Street, Fairview Avenue N and Mercer Street.  Some of the construction activities this week will include:

  • Continuing the installation of water lines on Valley St.
  • Continuing the installation of electrical vaults and preparing them for new electrical conduit on Fairview Avenue N.
  • Pavement removal in preparation for rebuilding sections of Fairview Avenue N.
  • Proceeding with the electrical transmission cable pull on Mercer Street, which involves temporary lane revisions on Mercer Street west of Ninth Avenue N.
  • Continuing the installation of new electrical infrastructure along the Mercer Street medians, which will require a single lane closure on eastbound Mercer daily between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Beginning electrical and sign bridge foundation work near the I-5 on- and off-ramps.  This work will require nighttime lane restrictions on the I-5 on- and off-ramps at Mercer St.  It is scheduled to begin on Thursday and take about a week to complete. 

On the traffic side of Mercer work, our engineers will be monitoring flow on Mercer itself and closely watching traffic at the Dexter and Mercer intersection.